Amazing footage of devastating Sheffield hurricane in 1962

Damage form the Sheffield Hurricane, 1962

Damage form the Sheffield Hurricane, 1962

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This is the aftermath of the famous hurricane that tore through Sheffield over half a century ago.

This British Pathe film documentary shows where the freak storm ripped roofs from houses around the city on February 16 1962.

Winds reached up to 96 miles per hour and three people were tragically killed, with hundreds left homeless..

The worst hit areas were Attercliffe, Heeley and Crookes, but the damage was so extensive throughout the city that a national disaster zone was declared.

Watch the video here

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